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Inspire and be inspired!

Share your creativity and find new and resourceful ways to redecorate and repurpose your decorations.

The official tabletop competition
Our sponsors:

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All amazing tabletops and creative tips:

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and the winners are:

Utmost Inspiring Top Notch Tabletop

Chief Stew

Rita Horn

M/Y Sea Suite

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ON DECK

When I was asked what my favorite part of the Top Notch Tabletop Challenge at the Palm Beach Boat Show was this past weekend, it was hard to answer. There were so many great moments, but I must say, the Awards Presentation onboard M/Y Inspired, a 127' Crescent, was the high-light.

​This year we changed the format due to Covid 19. After much thought and closer review, we decided to host a virtual experience on Instagram. We had 13 yachts signed in, yet only 7 made the deadline for our award ceremony.

To see the friendship, enthusiasm, and support within the group of participants was awe-inspiring! One chief stew jumped up and bear-hugged another chief stew to congratulate her after winning Stylish Menu Design. From there, the energy was at another level.

Second Stew Justin, from M/Y Inspired, read the winning caption, which I believe everyone should read. They shared that during their last charter, they hid a time capsule to be dug up when they come back next year. How cool is that?

​Our guests of honor, Julie Perry, author of "The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess"  and Irma Malabanan from Savvy Maritime Academy, presented prizes. 

Suki Finnerty photographed the winners for Dockwalk magazine and videotaped the Tip of the Day. We can't wait to see it! COMING SOON! We met Carrie Bailey from the Triton as well as the new owners, Jim Bronstein and Kevin Quirk. We caught up with our dear friend and colleague, Ami Ira, owner of Blue Oceans Yachting on the docks. They are all sponsors of Top Notch Tabletop.

What better way that to launch a Global contest, than at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2022.  It was great to be out, and we had perfect Florida weather. Mega- THANKS to all our sponsors including MPT, AlenneKeenan.com, author of the Yacht Guru's Bible, Chief Stew Bugsy Drake, author of The Art of Tablescaping, Christofle, Meridian, The Cocktail Guru, Indigo Hues and SuperYachtResume for your continued support. 

​Now it's time to REGISTER - DESIGN -&- SHARE your Top Notch Tabletops and compete for the title "Utmost Inspiring Top Notch Tabletop: Global Entries". Awards will be given at the Triton Expo May 25th, 2022. For more information, please email us at info@topnotchtabletop.com.

Cris Clifford

Founder of TopNotchTabletop.com and Aqualuxe Outfitting

In yachting every day is a voyage! And, what better way to learn than to set sail and share your knowledge, tips, tricks and ideas with fellow yachties. Find new, creative and resourceful ways to redecorate and repurpose your decorations. Inspire and be inspired. Be part of a like-minded community of professionals.

#topnotchtabletop.                             

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Thank you for your interest in awarding the creativity and design that each Top Crew creates and spreading the word.
These are top notch local services and luxury brands, that our organization rates at the top of their respective division within the Marine industry. Add these to your contact list:

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Bugsy Drake

Chief Stewardess ⚓️ and Author of - “The Art of Tablescaping”. Bugsy participated and won at the Top Notch Tabletop 2018 at Palm Beach Boat show! She is best known as the Queen of Theme. 

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The Yacht Guru's Bible by Alene Keenan

This is the book that I wish I'd had when I started out in yachting. Photos, illustrations, schedules, checklists, and more will help you avoid mistakes and teach you how to elevate your skills to excel on a luxury yacht. In THE YACHT GURU'S BIBLE, the author provides practical tips and guidelines along with insider knowledge from many years at sea as a Chief Stewardess. You learned how to get that first job, now learn the essentials to succeed.  Great training tool for Chief Stews to work with new crew.

 

http://alenekeenan.com

 

 

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Julie Perry

Another ex-chief stew supporting chief stews! Ms. Julie Perry, author of "The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess, shares the ins and outs of yachting.

Julie Perry spent three years as a mega-yacht stewardess, which took her to over 40 ports in 18 countries.

Her book has been a must-read guide for yacht crew since 2006.

www.workonayacht.com

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Aqualuxe Outfitting

Provides a one-stop-virtual-shop, where you will find the latest trends in Service Accessories, Stateroom Linens, Spa Amenities, Bar Tools, Galley Gadgets, Tabletop Must Have’s & Outdoor Beach Essentials. Let us redesign your space with your needs in mind.

info@aqualuxeoutfitting.com

SAVVY Maritime Yachting Academy

They are the new school in town, yet combined their staff has 75 years experience in the yachting industry. 

The course material is based on our extensive experience combined with consultations with other industry professionals. The training framework is organic and always up to date with new technology, training methods and trends in the industry.

The interior workroom is like no other we have ever seen. The most complete HANDS ON interior course. Well done!

Christofle

A world of luxury and elegance, timeless home decor and designer tableware with the highest quality craftmanship. With quick ship options, we can either replenish your existing collection or show you some of our newest pieces in the market. Contact Aqualuxe Outfitting for more information.

Christofle is a staple of luxury onboard the most lavish yachts around the world. 

 

info@aqualuxeoutfitting.com

 

Maritime Professional Training

Located five minutes from the Fort Lauderdale, FL airport, MPT is the largest, most complete full service private maritime school in the country, training mariners since 1983. MPT offers USCG and MCA License and STCW training, including YM, OOW, Chief Mate, Master 3000, BRM, GMDSS, Firefighting, Basic Safety and more. Maritime Professional Training's new 25,000-square-foot $ 6 million expansion of its training facility is now open for business.

1.954.525.1014

info@mptusa.com

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Indigo Hues Designs

It's boat show time!!! and time to get out THE contact list, in Laudy, for all your yachtie services. Here is one you want to take note to, Ms. Lorrie Sanon from Indigo Hues Floral Designs. If you follow her instagram account you will fall head over heels, impeccable taste,  new totally organic designs. If you are looking for something unique and in-budget; write her an email and set up an appointment.

 

Lorrie Sanon.   305.417.2254.

http://indigohuesdesigns.com/

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Meridian 

We are a global meeting room for maritime industry employers and crew, plus innovative software that lets you interview and verify crew. Experience an all-in-one platform that instantly connects you to your next opportunity or hire.

+1 (954) 639.9974

 

Super Yacht Resume

Is your CV working?

Get feedback. Get a plan. Get the job.

We offer three CV service choices to choose from based on your budget, or time frame, or the amount of professional strategic help you feel you need to reach your professional goals and opportunities.

gavin@superyachtresume.com

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Blue Oceans Yachting

The Blue Oceans Team is passionate about everything they do. From selling yachts to placing qualified crew, each team member puts their all into it! 

Two offices, here in Fort Lauderdale, their newest addition at the very well known Las Olas Boulevard. Stop by and say hi!

info@blueoceansyachting.com

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The Cocktail Guru

Great news! The Cocktail Guru has now created virtual versions of many of our favorite classes and services, and we remain commited to sparking creativity and to keeping your spirits up!

Contact us to find out how your organization can benefit from working with The Virtual Cocktail Guru!

jonathan@thecocktailguru.com

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Dockwalk Magazine

A crew favorite! You will find many relevant posts for captains and crew about training and Safety, Travel and Superports.

 

Join their online community. Who knows you might even find yourself in it?!

http://www.dockwalk.com/

 

The Triton

Our Staff's choice for Nautical News!

 

They are the voice of the yachting community. Their mission: "To give captains and crews the information they need to help them run their boats and manage their careers."

 

Don't miss the Spring Triton Expo on May 25th, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. There will be food and beverages to engage an expected crowd of more than 600 captains, crew and industry professionals.

 

http://www.the-triton.com/

YachtingToday.TV by Suki Finnerty

Yachting photographer / videographer Specializing in the Marine Industry. Founder of YachingToday.TV carved a niche to provide multi media services. You need new photographs to sell, to charter, crew photos. Suki travels to location.

@superyachtsuki

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Aqualuxe Outfitting

Boca Raton, FL 33433
info@aqualuxeoutfitting.com

Tel:   +1.561.479.9869
Fax:  +1.561.417.7839

thank you for your
continued support

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Time to send in those Global Entries.
Registration is now open